"According to a new poll, people in many nations have a strongly unfavorable view of America. Some Americans think these perceptions are the fault of the Bush administration for being too arrogant. But two other factors are undeniable. First, overseas media coverage is blatantly anti-American. And here at home, partisan political displays like the interchange between Barbara Boxer and Condoleezza Rice are rabidly reported overseas. Michael Moore is a hero over there and, sadly, there is no pro-USA alternative. In places like Germany and France, the media are so far left it's almost impossible for people to get a balanced view, while hateful outlets like Al Jazeera dominate information flow in the Arab world. So there is little the Bush administration can do to reverse the anti-American trend. Europe is sitting out the war on terror; Russia and China are actually profiting from it; and many in the third world are rooting for the terrorists. It is indeed a cold world out there. And it has nothing to do with January."